To our amazing hosts!
I’m starting to think I should make this host letter bi-monthly because … I’m a month behind (again), so there will be twice the winners in this letter…woo hoo! The consensus of emailing invitations (and the host letter) vs. mail chimp was decidedly for continuing to email as we have been, so Mail Chimp is off the table for now. We’re going to continue looking for a newsletter host that is reasonably priced and allows the ability to sort by multiple criteria. When we find it, we’ll let you know.
GREAT NEWS! We are going to be offering another giveaway for our hosts – we’ve noticed many of you use the basic blogger header (which just has your blog name and nothing at all graphic-wise). Additionally, it’s possible even those of you with great blog headers would love another kind of graphic … maybe a social media header or a banner to advertise your blog. Therefore, we’re going to be drawing one name every host letter to win a graphic design creation of either a blog header or social media cover. We’ve recently hired a new graphic designer and she is really amazing. We want to share her talents with you!! There is one “catch” – you have to have hosted at least four tours for us the previous month (that’s only one a week, easy peasy). To participate, complete the rafflecopter, here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f2194/
We’re also looking for more tour hosts, so if you have any blogger friends, let them know you love working with us and they should, too! To have them become a tour host, they can fill out the form at this link.
As always don’t forget, you can VOLUNTEER for tours that meet your needs, either by subscribing to the Goddess Fish Promotions tour blog to see new tour postings as they are posted (never miss a new tour!), following the RSS feed or just by checking the top where we link all the open tours.
Remember: We award a $10 Amazon GC every week to one lucky host. EVERY HOST who posts on time that week will be entered if they miss NO posts for that week. You earn an entry for every stop you host, but if you miss even one for the week ALL entries for that week’s drawings are nullified. The prizes will be sent automatically each Wednesday.
Also, every single review only tour has *at least* a $5 Amazon GC prize for a host, and most have other prizes. Don’t overlook review tours as a chance to win more prizes! Just ask our hosts who win regularly…
And, one last reminder before I announce this month’s contest winners: all winners below must CLAIM their prizes. If you win, you’ll need to email us and claim the prize or you won’t get your winnings. To claim your prize – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “HOST PRIZE WINNER” in the subject, and your name, the prize you won and the tour it was for in the body. DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE as it might be overlooked. You have one week from the date of this email to claim your prize or it is forfeit.
This month’s SURPRISE CONTEST!! As always we have a few folks we’re rewarding with a contest we don’t announce in advance. We paid attention to Facebook post likes and shares, and put them into random.org—the winner of the $5 Amazon GC is:
Edgar’s Books! Please email us to claim your prize.
You never know when we decide to reward good behavior. Will it be you next month? Do you retweet? Like/share Facebook posts? Do you help us when we need urgent help? We pay attention and will be doing something unexpected every month. But… you’ll never know what behavior will get a reward!
Now… to our regular contests! Remember, I’m doubling up this month to make up for missing last month’s host letter. Next month, we’ll be back to normal (I hope!):
All hosts of any December and January tours earned entries in the contests below. The winners are:
$10 Amazon GC: Books,Dreams,Life – SECRETS OF MOONLIGHT COVE
$10 Amazon GC: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! – GRIFFEN
$10 Amazon GC: The Avid Reader – RIDING HIGH
$10 Amazon GC: Dawn’s Reading Nook – NICOLAS
$10 Amazon GC: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – BEHIND PICKET FENCES
$10 Amazon GC: Independent Authors – GIRL IN THE WATER
All hosts who sent in direct URLs since the last host letter for their tours at least a week early earned entries in the next contest. The winners are:
$10 Amazon GC: T’s Stuff – WILDE THING
$10 Amazon GC: Eskiemama Reads – TRIPLE LOVE SONG
$10 Amazon GC: Kissing Bandits – SPOONING DAISY
$10 Amazon GC: Casey M’s Corner – THE APPLICANT
Remember, you need to claim your prizes!
Contests next month will be the same as this month, with one exception—the winners of the first group (for hosting tours, not the direct URLs) will be drawn from the tours the month prior to this letter going out.
Here are the tours that need filling (remember, you can follow the blog to be notified of new tour postings, follow by email to get notified of new tour postings, or simply check the very top of the blog for open tours):
IF YOU CHOOSE TO HOST ANY TOURS BELOW, PLEASE SEND A SEPARATE REQUEST FOR EACH TOUR OR LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE BLOG POST – **PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS LETTER WITH YOUR REQUEST**.
Tours with Openings
- A Human Element by Donna Galanti (Paranormal Suspense – MBB)
- A Vampire’s Tale by Maya Tyler (Paranormal Romance – NBTM)
- Allegiance by Marilee Brothers (New Adult Romantic Suspense – Review)
- An Unproven Concept by James Young (SciFi – Review)
- Call to Honor by Tawny Weber (Contemporary Romance – NBTM)
- Cloak and Mirrors by p.m. terrell (Suspense – VBT)
- February Lyrical Press Romances (Contemporary, Historical – BBT)
- Into Shadow by T.D. Shields (YA Dystopian – MBB)
- Maon: Marshal of Tallav by Cailin Briste (Sci-Fi Erotic Romance – blurb Blitz)
- Never Go Alone by Denison Hatch (Thriller – Blurb Blitz)
- On Seas So Crimson by James Young (Alternate History – NBTM)
- Purr M for Murder by T.C. Lotempio (Cozy Mystery – MBB)
- Remnants by Carolyn Arnold (Mystery – VBT)
- Seven Days to Goodbye by Sheri S Levy (Young Adult – NBTM)
- Softlife by James R. Hardin (SciFi – Review)
- Tales of Yosemite by Jonathan Williams (Short Story anthology – Blurb Blitz)
- The Part That Doesn’t Burn by Sam Poling (Dark Romantic Fantasy – Reviews)
- The Rest of Forever by Carrie Pulkinen (Paranormal Romance – Review)
- The Second Time Around by Ella Quinn ( Historical Romance – MBB )
- Wilde Thing by Jannine Gallant (Contemporary Romance – BBT)
Any questions, comments, thoughts, suggestions? Email us!
We appreciate you.
Marianne and Judy
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